A PERSON has died after being hit by a train between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst.

British Transport Police received an emergency call at 11.55am today and were on the scene near Foxhills in Ashurst.

Paramedics and police also attended the incident.

A spokesperson from British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to an area of rail track in Foxhills, Ashurst, at 11.56am today following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

"Efforts are underway to identity the person and inform their next of kin. Officers will now prepare a report for the coroner."

All the lines have now re-opened between Brockenhurst and Southampton Central in both directions.

However, delays will continue throughout the afternoon.

Disruption is expected until 7pm.

South Western Railway said tickets would be accepted at no extra charge on GTR, GWR and Cross Country sevices via "any reasonable route and London Underground services between London Victoria and London Waterloo."